The Little-Known Cave In Texas You Can Only Reach By Hiking This .6-Mile Trail
By Katie Lawrence|Published January 11, 2022
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
If you’re in search of a new cave hike in Texas to embark on, look no further than Hueco Tanks State Park. This rocky oasis in the West Texas desert is home to a little-known cave filled with ancient petroglyphs. It’s a portal back in time just waiting for you to explore!
Please note: Access to the park is restricted. You can explore it via guided or self-guided tour; however, both require a reservation. Visitors must book guided tours at least one week in advance by calling (915) 849-6684. Only 70 self-guided permits are issued each day, and they can be reserved up to 90 days in advance. Call (512) 389-8911 to reserve yours. For more information about the park, such as hours and entrance fees, visit its website or Facebook page.